Who gets your Baseball Hall of Fame vote?
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Plenty will be said and plenty will be written between now and Jan. 6 when the 2015 inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame are revealed.
There will be arguments, there will be debates. There will be moralists, there will be revisionists.
With the deadline for ballots being today, now is the time for us to let you guys, the collectors, do exactly as the voting members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Below is the ballot of 34 eligible players. You can pick as many as 10 players below who you feel are worthy of Cooperstown. (If you choose to submit a blank ballot, there is an option for that below, too.)
The “voting shall be based upon the player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played” — there are no other parameters. Players not appearing on the ballot below are not yet eligible, have exhausted their eligibility via the writers’ vote or appear on MLB’s Ineligible List.
Players who appear 75 percent of the vote will be enshrined in Cooperstown — at least in the real world.
Do collectors have a different take on everything that surrounds this subject? Tell us what you think in the comments below.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.